4 Moms: Large Family Logistics linky, part 2

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It’s Thursday again already, so welcome back to the 4 Moms.  This week we are continuing our blog through Large Family Logistics, picking up where we left off last week.

Today we’re talking about the first portion of part 2: chapters 18-27, which deals with planning your week.

In these chapters, author Kim details her own system for getting things done.  She has a Kitchen Day, Laundry Day, Office Day, Town Day, etc. each week, and strives to use those days toward catching up and keeping up with the chores that so often get neglected because they don’t demand daily attention.

She recommends setting up a simple notebook which contains (so far) a single page for each day of the week with an outline of day’s routine.  No need for a hard fast schedule which may just add to the stress when you realize you are 27 minutes behind.  Just jot down what you want to accomplish on this day every week, in the order you plan to tackle items, being sure to leave the least important for last.

There’s more to it than that, of course, and much of what I love about her system is in the details – or lack thereof.  I think Kim strikes a difficult and delicate balance between too much detail (overwhelming) and not enough (lack of focus or direction).  She is also very careful not to dictate too many specifics of what belongs on your schedule or list of priorities, while providing plenty of examples from her own personal list and life.

I won’t necessarily use every aspect of this system, but I’m betting my husband would be very happy if our days were a little more organized around here, and this may be just the tool to set us on the right path.

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If you have your own copy of Large Family Logistics you are invited to blog about Part 2 (chapters 18-27) and join us with the linky below!

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    1. i am in a yahoo group and the main thing we do besides our daily prayer and praise time is we make a daily to do list. then we check in through out the day to see where we are. it is encouraging and lets me know what else i need to do

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